With all the talk of the SB basses and the Brian Bromberg basses, I happened to walk into a local shop the other day and noticed a Bunny Brunel 5 sitting there. Now, I've owned and gigged just about the best of the best in basses. I was STUNNED at this Carvin. Played like a million bucks and sounded awesome. It's used (obviously) and completely stock so I can't comment on the "new" build quality, but it's a VERY well made bass. It's an older one because it has the old Wilkenson bridge. It has the "Jazz" style pick-up which were dead quiet. Kinda reminded me of EMG's - which I like. I assume it's an ash body. It has a trans blue burst finish and you can see some grain and an ebony finger board. I may go back and get it. It's seriously a badarse instrument at ANY price. Man, give the Bunny some LOVE!!!!!!